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A Systems Approach for Integrating Multiple Technologies as Important Pedagogical Tools for TPACK

, , Oregon State University, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Jacksonville, Florida, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-07-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA


Teacher preparation programs as well as continuing professional education programs recognize the importance of preparing teachers to teach with technology. However, all too often these programs offer a single course, focusing on manipulating individual technologies. This descriptive research presents a perspective where technology is woven throughout a 3-year online MS program and where participants engage with holistic technology systems approach for integrating technologies as pedagogical tools, supporting a community-of-learners based, collaborative experience. The impact of engaging in such a program on participants’ technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) and their thinking about student learning with technologies is described. Data collected from a representative course in the program explains how engaging with systematically integrated multiple technologies supports teachers’ development of their TPACK and extends their thinking of how students learn with technology.


Gillow-Wiles, H. & Niess, M. (2014). A Systems Approach for Integrating Multiple Technologies as Important Pedagogical Tools for TPACK. In M. Searson & M. Ochoa (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2014--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2501-2508). Jacksonville, Florida, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 27, 2019 from .

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